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William Millward

Birthdate: (49)
Death: 1871 (49)
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William Millward (June 30, 1822—November 28, 1871) was an Opposition Party and Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania


Millward was born in the old district of Northern Liberties in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended the public schools and was engaged in the manufacture of leather.


Elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress, Millward served as United States Representative for the third district of Pennsylvania from March 4, 1855 to March 3, 1857. He was unsuccessful as the Unionist candidate for reelection in 1856, but was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth Congress and served as U. S. Representative for the fourth district of Pennsylvania from March 4, 1859 to March 3, 1861. During that term, he was chairman of the United States House Committee on Patents.

Appointed by President Lincoln, Millward served as United States marshal for the eastern district of Pennsylvania from 1861 to 1865, confiscating and destroying Democratic newspapers from trains, post offices, and ships in port. When he was appointed Director of the United States Mint in September 1866, Millward's appointment was not confirmed by the United States Senate, so he served for only six months.


Millward died in Kirkwood, Delaware, in 1871. He is interred at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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